Battle of the Twins Veteran: 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000 Race Special… Launched in 1983, the Harley-Davidson XR1000 was conceived as a road-going version of the mighty XR750 — the most successful race bike in the history […]
Tag: Race Bikes
Muscle Thumper: Yamaha SR400 Race Bike
Prama Motorworks builds a race-winning custom…in just four weeks! Introduced back in 1978, the Yamaha SR400 would remain in production all the way until 2021, earning a cult following for its simplicity, ruggedness, and quick-revving […]
Blown Beauty: Supercharged ’56 Triumph 750 Drag Bike
Weems Motor Co.’s alcohol-fueled, fuel-injected, supercharged 1956 Triumph drag bike… In 1950, drag racing pioneer C.J. “Pappy” Hart began renting an unused runway at the Orange County Airport for street racers to compete in a […]
Ready for Liftoff: 1450cc Harley-Davidson Hillclimber
Josh Mueller’s 120-hp Sportster hillclimber… On the Founders Terrace of the Harley-Davidson Museum stands The Hill Climber, a 16-foot-tall welded bronze monument to the “slant artists” of the early American hillclimbing era. One of the […]
Rally Monster: Suzuki V-Strom 1050RR “Desert Express”
Hessler Motorsport’s “Yellow Rally Monster”… In 2002, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) hit the market as a large-displacement dual-sport / adventure bike boasting a 996cc liquid-cooled 8-valve DOHC 90° V-twin originally designed for the TL1000 […]
The Beast: KTM 990 Rally Bike!
“Crazy Race Animal” — Loko Dream Factory’s KTM rally bike… The KTM 990 Adventure was one serious dual-purpose machine, offering the 999cc LC8 V-twin engine from the fire-breathing Super Duke in a bike with more […]
Honda NSR500: Street-Legal 500cc GP Bike!
Like Shaving with a Chainsaw: David Howard Racing builds a 500cc Grand Prix bike…for the road. In the modern era of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, nothing can compare to the dominance of the Honda NSR500, […]
Flying Trumpet: Triumph Scrambler Enduro Racer!
“Rosie,” MotoADVR’s Beloved Triumph XC Racer… In recent years, there’s been a fast-growing segment in off-road racing: Hooligan and Adventure Bike Enduro, in which riders tackle desert, woods, and cross-country racing on street-legal multi-cylinder machines […]
Second Life: Hot-Dock HR4V Street Tracker
A Buell-powered 8V street tracker from Hot-Dock Custom Cycles… The Buell XB12R Firebolt appeared in 2004, combining American V-twin muscle with track-inspired chassis geometry to make one monster of a production streetfighter. The 1203cc Thunderstorm […]
Bottpower’s Yamaha XSR900: “XR9 Carbona”
Pikes Peak Power: Bottpower’s Yard-Built XSR900… The Yamaha XSR900 is a retro roadster powered by Yamaha’s renowned CP3 (Crossplane 3-cylinder) engine — the same inline triple that powers the MT-09 “Hyper Naked” and Tracer 900 […]